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Julie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Submission by Amy Waldman
The Submission
by Amy Waldman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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Wow. This book was certainly thought-provoking and uncomfortable at times. This book is about an anonymous architectural contest to design and build a memorial at the 9/11 site. When the winning design is finally selected, it is discovered that the a...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
In the Tall Grass by Stephen King
In the Tall Grass
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2013
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A creepy book about a brother and sister traveling cross-country together and stop when they here someone calling for help. This book was creepy, gross, and mysterious - all qualities I like in my horror. Although why there always have to animals and...more
Julie rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin
read in October, 2013
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If you like depressing books, this is the book for you. This book is about an old man who owns an orchard and takes in two young runaway girls. I found the characters to be ... frustrating and confused. I kept waiting for a ray of sunshine in this bo...more
Julie rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in October, 2013
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This is a very thought-provoking book. I've often thought to myself, what if I had done this small/big thing differently in my life, how would my life be different now? What if someone else did something differently that could alter the direction of...more
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
The Firebird (The Slains, #2)
by Susanna Kearsley (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2013
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The Firebird is about a woman who can "see" an object's history by touching it, but hides her ability in order to be normal. However, she is struck by a woman with a wooden carving of a bird and decides to try to use her ability to find out more abou...more
Julie rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Tenth of December
by George Saunders
read in November, 2013
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Sooo.... this book was bizarre. It's a compilation of short stories, focusing on people who are not well off and jealous of others who are, medications that alter how you behave or feel, and depression. To me, most of the stories felt like I opened t...more
Julie rated a book 2 of 5 stars
So Cold the River by Michael Koryta
So Cold the River
by Michael Koryta (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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This book is about a washed up videographer who is asked to research someone's history. This job leads him to a beautiful hotel in rural Indiana where there are mysteries properties about the water that used to be manufactured there. He gets caught u...more
Julie rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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This was a fun read - about a boy whose family is murdered and he gets taken in by the ghosts of a nearby graveyard. To me, the book was more about the innocence and carefree nature of being a child and learning to grow into adulthood and losing that...more
Julie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Girl in Translation
by Jean Kwok (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2013
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This book is about a girl who moves to NYC from China with her mother and the difficulties integrating their lives into American culture. The main issue I had with this book was the ending. I did not care for the ending. For a girl who was so strong...more
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